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Erlick, David P. "The Peales and Gas Lights in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Spring 1985): 9-18.
Annotation / Notes: In 1816 Baltimore became the first city lite by gas lighting. What began as exhibitions at the Peale Museum became the Gas Light Company of Baltimore.
Fee, Elizabeth, et. al. "Baltimore by Bus: Steering a New Course through the City's History." Radical History Review 28-30 (1984): 206-216.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the development of the alternative, left oriented "People's Bus Tour" of Baltimore. The tour's intention was to demonstrate the diversity of Baltimore and to show the conflicts and processes that affected the City's working class. Class relations are interpreted throughout Baltimore's history by visiting significant and visually interesting places.
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Eleven essays documenting the working class history of Baltimore, stretching across many of Baltimore's neighborhoods -- from Federal Hill to Hampden, Edmondson Village to Dundalk. This work grew out of a "People's History Tour of Baltimore." Each chapter includes a map of relevant sites. There are fifteen interviews. It is well illustrated and includes an excellent bibliography.
Fox, Jeanette L. "The Settlement of Wickliff's Creek." Chronicles of St. Mary's 31 (September 1983): 81-88.
Annotation / Notes: Wickliff's Creek was an unusual community of freeholds in a colony of largely manorial landholdings. Due to the nature of freeholding, the early settlers were able to be economically successful and politically active, however, the nature of the community, which allowed the landowners to become successful with little, if any, initial backing, limited expansion, kept the community from growing and most settlers emigrated.
Freeman, Roland L. The Arabbers of Baltimore. Centerville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: A history of a people, not a place, yet the photographs clearly show the streets and the alleys of Baltimore in a way not usually documented.
Friedrichs, Jurgen, and Allen C. Goodman. The Changing Downtown: A Comparative Study of Baltimore and Hamburg. Berlin and New York: W. de Gruyter, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A multidiscplinary study of the changing economic, social, and cultural role of Baltimore's downtown, many roles have been altered due to the growth of the metropolitan area. Urban downtowns are simply not as important as they once were.
Greenberg, Amy Sophia. "Mayhem in Mobtown: Firefighting in Antebellum Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Summer 1995): 164-79.
Annotation / Notes: In the early nineteenth century there were no professional firefighters, the volunteers who served this role were disorderly and violent. Baltimore was known as having the worst. They frequently rioted and were a threat to public safety. Over time both internal and external efforts were used to restrain them.
Gude, Gilbert. Where the Potomac Begins: A History of the North Branch Valley. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks, Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: A history of the coal communities of Kemptown, MD, and Elk Garden, WV. Nicely illustrated, including 1939 Farm Security Administration photos, by John Vachon, of the Kemptwon miners and their families.
Hammett, Regina Combs. "Leonardtown, Maryland." Chronicles of St. Mary's 28 (October 1980): 233-56.
Harding, M. Elaine. Journey Through Time: A Pictorial History of the Prince George's County Police Department. Forestville, MD: the Department, 1989.
Harding, M. Elaine. Lonaconing: Home in the Hills. Piedmont, WV: Piedmont Herald, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: Published for the community's 150th anniversary, this work consists of a series of essays. Topics include a range of subjects -- miners, churches, chicken fighting, organizations, biographical sketches, and bathing.
Martinak, George J. A Short History of Essex and Middle River. Second printing. N.p., 1963.
Mellin, Jack. "Gambrills Ephemera (Part III)." Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (April 1995): 7, 16; Part IV, (July 1995): 7, 14.
Merrill, Philip J., and Uluaipou-O-Malo Aiono. Baltimore. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Part of Arcadia's Black America Series, this photohistory, which uses a variety of graphic materials, gives a visual introduction to Baltimore as documented through the lives of its black citizens. Many of the photographs are the work of black photographers.
Neely, Esme. "A New Century - 100 Years Ago." Glades Star 9 (December 1999): 149, 160.
Reaves, Ronald E. "New Market: A Maryland town that time did not forget." Cracker Barrel 18 (August 1988): 26-28.
Russo, Jean Elliott. 'The Interest of the County': Population, Economy, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Somerset County, Maryland. Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 1999.